|Prayer in the midst|
Gibbie McMillan, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention missions services coordinator over disaster relief, prays with two New Orleans evacuees at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. Photo by Gary Ledbetter
HOUSTON (BP)--No one was surprised that Southern Baptists in Texas would come to the aid of Hurricane Katrina victims, but the magnitude of the volunteer response amazed even the most optimistic leaders at Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
In Houston, a tightly organized operation was set in place to minister to the evacuees headed to the city where, four years earlier, a flood also caused widespread devastated. Thousands of sympathetic Houston-area volunteers were processed quickly, with many of them in place by Sept. 6. Read More